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Sectarian policies in Lebanon causing suffering: interview with Lebanese Journalist Ali Yehya

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/01/sectarian-policies-in-lebanon-causing-suffering-interview-with-lebanese-journalist-ali-yehya/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Lebanon’s 6 million people have been suffering through a crisis which began 20 months ago, and there is no end to the suffering in sight.  Severe shortages of medicine, fuel, electricity and a myriad of basic goods in the import-dependent country. The crisis, which began in late 2019,…

Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei Gets Homemade Coronavirus Vaccine on TV

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received his first dose of “CovIran Barekat,” a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate allegedly produced by Iranian scientists, in a ceremony broadcast live on Iranian state television Friday, Iran’s state-run PressTV reported. “On Friday morning, Ayatollah Khamenei received his first dose of the CovIran Barekat vaccine, which was approved…

U.S. Regime Blocks Americans From Seeing News From Iran’s Government

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday, June 22nd, the U.S. regime blocked the Iranian Government’s TV news (equivalent to BBC in Britain and PBS in America), PressTV, so that, from now on, this is what Americans can see: https://www.presstv.com The U.S. regime has previously done this to other news-media that it dislikes. For example, this was done…

Monday Evening Dispatch: Can Joe Biden Fix America’s Crime Wave?

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Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst

Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst By: Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Iranian President Hassan Rouhani negotiated the original Iran nuclear deal in 2015, but is due to leave office in August. On Saturday, Iran’s lead envoy in Vienna, Abbas Araghchi, said a new deal was unlikely before…

Hardline Muslim Cleric Allegedly Behind Mass Executions To Be Iran’s Next President

Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati, a hardline Shi’ite cleric, won a landslide victory Friday in Iran’s 2021 Presidential elections. Raisol-Sadati, commonly known as “Ebrahim Raisi,” was declared the country’s next president in a Saturday announcement by Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, state-run IRIB News Agency, and semi-official Fars News Agency reported.  Raisi won with over 17…

Ayatollah Pleads with Iranians to Avoid Embarrassing Low Turnout for Presidential Election

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave an address to the nation on Wednesday in which he pleaded with Iranians to vote in this weekend’s presidential election. Khamenei fretted that low turnout would help the West challenge the legitimacy of the Iranian government, going as far as suggesting foreign powers were conspiring to depress the…

Syrians reject the US ‘regime change’ and re-elect President Assad

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/28/syrians-reject-the-us-regime-change-and-re-elect-president-assad/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected to a fourth term in office, his second term under the 2012 constitution, with 95.1% of the votes, according to Hamouda Sabbagh, the head of parliament. Sabbagh announced the results in a news conference on Thursday, saying voter turnout was around 78%,…

‘Israeli attacks on Palestinians exposed its Apartheid state identity’: Martin Love interview

‘Israeli attacks on Palestinians exposed its Apartheid state identity’: Martin Love interview Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The middle east region is a hot-spot and headline news is full of the tensions involving Iran and the occupation of Palestine. Steven Sahiounie of MidEastDiscourse interviewed Martin Love to better understand the back-story to the events…

How America Does Regime-Change Propaganda

Eric Zuesse In the case of Saddam Hussein, it was by lying about “WMD” and about Saddam’s being behind Al Qaeda. In the case of Muammar Qaddafi, it was by lying about Qaddafi’s being hated (instead of supported) by most Libyans. In the case of Bashar al-Assad, it was by lying about Assad’s being hated…
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